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Pollotta, Nick

Working name of US author Nicholas Angelo Pollotta (1954-2013), most of whose work in sf and other genres was under pseudonyms or House Names, including James Axler, Jack Hopkins and Don Pendleton, but who began publishing sf with Illegal Aliens (1989), with Phil Foglio providing extensive illustrations for this comic novel about a street gang in ...

Kaluta, Michael W

(1947-    ) American artist, born in Guatemala to American citizens. After a peripatetic childhood as the son of a soldier in the United States Air Force, Kaluta received his artistic training at the Richmond Professional Institute from 1966 to 1968 and then began his professional career. Some early covers for Fantastic magazine, interior illustrations for Fantastic and Amazing Stories, and a few book covers for ...

Bachorz, Pam

(1973-    ) US author whose Young Adult Candor (2009) applies a familiar Horror in SF topos – a small town malevolently under some kind of mesmeric or unholy control – to describe a Near Future planned community dominated by the protagonist's father. Her second novel, Drought (2011), set in another coercive ...

Fantastic Science Thriller

UK juvenile pocketbook series published by Stanley Baker Ltd. There were five issues, all in 1954: Adventures on the Planets (1954 chap) by Simon Querry, Pirates in Space (1954 chap) by William Causett, A Spot on the Sun (1954 chap) by Joseph Mois, Planets of Peril (1954 chap) by Clyde Marfax and ...

Time Trax

US tv series (1993-1994). Gary Nardino Productions in association with Lorimar Television. Created by/Co-executive producer Harve Bennett, Jeffrey Hayes, Grant Rosenberg. Executive producer Gary Nardino. Cast includes Elizabeth Alexander, Peter Donat, Dale Midkiff and Mia Sara. Writers include Bennett, Harold Gast and David Loughery. Two-hour pilot January 1993, written by Bennett, directed by Lewis Teague. 44 one-hour episodes in all. / Another ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...

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